St James’s Church Easter Cards 2017

Children from St James Church Sunday School participated in the ever popular Annual Easter Card competition which was held on the 26th February 2017. There were four winners from 27 submitted drawings. The Children drew pictures about what Easter means to them. Members of the Church congregation were then invited to vote for their favourite pictures.

The winning pictures will appear in the  official church Easter cards delivered to all residents living in Biddenham and Great Denham. A selection of the pictures can be viewed in the document below.

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Bedford Junior Parkrun

For all families with children in Biddenham, Bedford now has a Junior Park Run from 2017. it is located at Jubilee Park every Sunday morning at 9am.  It is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. Parents can run with their children but they will not be timed through the finishing gateway.

The Parkrun is free, safe and easy to take part in. If you are not a junior and wish to participate as an adult then please come along to the weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

Registered park-runners do not need to register separately for the junior events. However, if you are not already registered with parkrun you can do so here.

We look forward to seeing you at the next junior parkrun!

Biddenham Website – Subscription service

We now have a subscription service on the website. The service is free and allows subscribers to be alerted every time a new news article appears on the website.

In order to receive this service you will need to register on a new widget which is located in the middle left side of the Home page.  See red highlighted image below:-

It would be great to see people actively use this website to obtain information about their community.
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Barton and Royle Homes Turvey – Almshouses Vacancy

I write on behalf of the Trustees of the Barton and Royle Homes in Turvey to both raise awareness of the existence of the Almshouse Charity and to advise of a current vacancy.

Barton and Royle Homes is situated on the outskirts of Turvey in Bedfordshire.  The accommodation provides a self-contained one bedroom bungalow designed for independent living and suitable for older single people or couples.  The complex has 26 bungalows, a Community Hall and a Guest Bungalow for friends and relatives.  Warden assistance is provided along with an emergency call system

Criteria
Older people capable of independent living and who were born in, or who are resident in, or in some way associated with the Borough of Bedford or the Parish of Turvey.

Contact Details
Lyn Davis, Clerk to the Trustees,  Telephone Number 01234 751460, email lynmdavis@btinternet.com

I should be grateful if you would share this information with anyone you may be aware of that is in need of housing and who may fit the criteria and or display this information anywhere you feel appropriate.

I have attached an Application Form along with some Further Information and history on Barton and Royle Homes.

Regards

Lyn Davis

Clerk to the Trustees, Barton and Royle Homes

Neighbourhood Watch in Biddenham – Volunteers needed

Neighbourhood Watch is one of the most effective crime reduction initiatives and its values are recognised by our partners, the Police, Fire & Rescue Service and the Borough and Parish Councils. It’s all about people getting together and actively having a positive impact on crime in their area.

More volunteer support is needed in Biddenham. For further information click the following link Neighbourhood Watch